Two sides who put in a season-best display before heading into the international break, Aston Villa and Brighton will meet at Villa Park in what could be a lively encounter on Saturday afternoon.
Putting five past fellow Premier League returners Norwich in East Anglia a fortnight ago, the Claret and Blues are now enjoying a three-match unbeaten run across all competitions and have really started to click in the final third.
On the flip side, Villa are not the only team who really caught the eye last time out.
Picking up a famous 3-0 win over a struggling Spurs a fortnight ago, a result that appears to have kick-started their Premier League campaign, Graham Potter’s men will travel to the Midlands with a newfound confidence.
You might be interested to know that six of the last seven combined matchups between Villa and Brighton have produced over 2.5 goals at full-time and a similar result can be found at 5/6 with Bet365.
Villa find their form
Although a sluggish start to the season may have started to worry many around Villa Park after splashing over £100 million on new arrivals over the summer, Dean Smith’s men finally appear to be finding their feet.
Putting in a season-best display and picking up a 5-1 win over fellow Premier League returners Norwich prior to the international break, the former Brentford boss has seen his side lose just one of their last four top-flight appearances and also secured a spot in the fourth round of this year’s EFL Cup.
A huge part of the Villains’ recent revival has come down to some very eye-catching displays in the final third.
Last year’s Championship play-off winners have now bagged two or more goals in each of their last four outings and one man in particular who has led their charge is summer arrival and leading marksman, Wesley.
Bagging a brace at Carrow Road last time out, the 22-year-old has also now scored three in his last three Premier League appearances and will undoubtedly lead the charge this weekend.
You might be interested to know that the Brazilian can be found at 13/8 with 888Sport to extend on his run on Saturday afternoon.
Brighton look to make another statement
While Saturday’s hosts may have picked up a much-needed performance a fortnight ago, Brighton undoubtedly picked up the result of the weekend.
Despite finding themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap prior to the international break, the South Coast outfit picked up a famous 3-0 win over Tottenham last time out and appear to be finding their feet under new boss Graham Potter.
Now climbing out of the drop zone and looking to extend their top-flight status come May, it should be noted, however, Brighton have won just a pair of matches on their travels in their last 15 attempts.
While Villa may have one leading man who bagged a brace last time out, Brighton have one starlet who announced his Premier League arrival in some style.
Putting in a Man of the Match display and earning his first Irish senior call-up last week, pacey winger Aaron Connolly has certainly offered fans around the Amex a new spark.
You might be interested to know that the 19-year-old is pencilled in at 12/5 with Bet365 to find the net this weekend.